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meniscus

Pronunciation: me-nis'kus, me-nis'si

Definition:

  1. A crescentic intraarticular fibrocartilage found in certain joints.
  2. A crescentic fibrocartilaginous structure of the knee and the acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and temporomandibular joints.

Synonym(s): meniscus lens

[G. meniskos, crescent]

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